This page has information for schools, parents and students on the music hub in Northumberland.
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Music Partnership North were once again invited to bring students to perform at the opening ceremony for the Northumberland School Games at Cramlington Learning Village.
Students from St Wilfred's Primary School Blyth opened the event playing a selection of music on their trumpets followed by singing students from Newsham Primary School. The school games was then officially opened with students from Barndale House Alnwick on Samba.
Though the day was very warm the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves performing to the participants throughout the day. We are all looking forward to next year!
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With the launch of The Importance of Music, A National Plan For Music Education (NPME), schools can decide their own curriculum. A key part of our work involves working with schools and early years providers to support them as they develop, plan and deliver their music curriculum.
We can provide specialist teachers to deliver some of the music curriculum, or to work alongside the classroom teacher to develop their skills.
It is hoped that once a student has completed their initial whole class project they would like to continue with instrumental tuition, usually on the same instrument but increasing numbers of children opt to try a different instrument.
Sometimes schools may require support for a specific event or performance. This could be teaching techniques for singing as part of a show or musical, or preparation for GCSE or A-Level performance.
We regularly run workshops in schools, which can support and enhance general curriculum work. As part of our provision for gifted and talented vocal students, we will facilitate a number of workshop and masterclass days with specialist vocal leadership throughout the year.
Tyne Valley Tunes comes to Corbridge
On Saturday 10th March, MPN came to Corbridge to present Tyne Valley Tunes - a workshop designed to give young instrumentalists their first experience of playing in an ensemble. 25 children from 14 different schools took part.
The group learned and performed material along to backing tracks, supported by MPN tutors and led by tutor and composer Justin Radford. The children said that taking part had helped them improve sight-reading, learn how to stay in time and to play as part of a group. When asked what they had enjoyed most many said “Playing in a big group with different instruments” while one child enthusiastically replied “Everything!”
If you would like to be kept informed about future events please get in touch.
This ensemble is a community based project and membership is made up of both adults and students. We actively recruit students who have been involved in school based brass band projects.
Please click here to find out more about joining Bedlington Brass Band!
Through funding received from Youth Music, Music Partnership North are currently running a three year brass focused programme with schools from South East Northumberland.
Through the WCET programme, year three students receive weekly whole class tuition on instruments such as cornet, baritone, trombone and tenor horns. Students joint either a lunchtime or after school mini brass band which is based within their school.
Built into the project is involvement in high scale quality performances such as performing at Sage Gateshead, Woodhorn Miners Picnic and joint brass band concerts across the region.
The videos below show the students exploring Woodhorn Museum and the heritage of the mining industry through their Explore Arts Award.
Students are also encouraged to join either the project funded Bedlington Brass Band or other brass bands within the region. Our outcomes built into the project are as follows:
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. Music Partnership North Northumberland is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey.
We offer education settings who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award, with all aspects of their musical creativity. We believe every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work. That’s why Artsmark was created: to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.
Awarded by Arts Council England, the Artsmark Award will help schools and education settings deliver a high quality arts and cultural education and provides an excellent way to demonstrate this. Artsmark settings gain access to exceptional resources and the country’s most treasured cultural organisations through the Artsmark Partnership Programme, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision.
All aspects of our work are designed to support schools on their Artsmark journey linking directly into the music curriculum and specific guidance can be given to individual schools on developing a musical programme that can have a positive and progressive impact across the whole of the school.
Find out more about Artsmark at Artsmark
To find out how we can support your Artsmark journey, contact Jacky Craig 01670 624040
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